The Griffin
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The Griffin

Las Vegas

Calmer and more laid back than most of the party-focused bars in Vegas, The Griffin concentrates on serving up cold beer, great cocktails, and live music. The dark, cool bar is an escape from the desert heat of the city, with low lights and comfy booths for serious lounging. The selections of beer on tap and music in the jukebox are always changing, but they're both always fresh and hip. Two working fireplaces increase the coziness factor during the winter, and the back room features DJs and all night dancing all year round. It gets busy in here, especially during weekends and late nights, but this local's hangout is definitely worth checking out.